A Carol for the kids.

Greece
December 28, 2016 8:32am CST
This Christmas I had the pleasure of hearing one of my carols sung at the Carol Service. I had written it to the tune of Sing a Song of Sixpence and gave it to the youth leaders to use if they needed something new to sing. The advantage being that the children knew the tune. They made a brave attempt at singing it, The Song of Christmas (To the tune: sing a song of sixpence) Sing a song of Christmas The Prince of Peace is born, Angels sing to Shepherds Early Christmas morn. The Light of Heaven lies sleeping, His star shines bright above. The song of Christmas celebrates Our Father’s gift of love. Sing a song of Christmas When wise men from afar Found their way to Jesus Guided by a star. Bowing down they worshipped Brought treasures for a King, The song of Christmas is a song That wise men love to sing. copyright Marion Caragounis.
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@xFiacre (3870)
• Ireland
28 Dec 16
@41combedaleroad I see how that would work with primary school kids. We recently did Jesus loves me to the tume of doh a deer - quite a theatrical performance!
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• Greece
30 Dec 16
They are often funny without trying too hard. I don 't know the doh a deer song but it sounds like it was fun.
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@xFiacre (3870)
• Ireland
30 Dec 16
@41CombedaleRoad Oh yes you do - Doh a deer a female deer - Sound of music???
@Platespinner (19305)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Dec 16
I just mentally sang it and found myself tripping over the lyrics. Beautiful words, but Sing a Song of Six Pence moves a little quickly
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• Greece
28 Dec 16
There are two tunes, one the Americans sing and one the Brits sing. It worked with the British tune but if you shorten Heaven to H'ven it might help. The British tune is very brisk.
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• Raurkela, India
28 Dec 16
A nice carol.I learnt and sang 'Sing a song of sixpence' in my kindergarten school.
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@responsiveme (14290)
• India
30 Dec 16
Thats a beautiful carol...you must have been so pleased to actually hear it being sung.
@JudyEv (107491)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Dec 16
This is a lovely carol. It is a good idea to use a familiar tune - makes learning a lot easier.
@Corbin5 (88441)
• United States
28 Dec 16
Oh, I bet it was wonderful to watch the kids perform that song you wrote for them!
@LadyDuck (130551)
• Switzerland
28 Dec 16
This is a beautiful song, I love the lyrics.
@snowy22315 (37886)
• United States
28 Dec 16
That must have been awesome to hear!